A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 16:04:32 / April 3, 2016 @ 4:04 pm. Unique identifier: us20005ebd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ebd. Exact location of event, longitude 166.8673 East, latitude -14.386 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:04:32 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 76 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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